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Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 15,687. Its county seat is Bakersville[1]. Mitchell County was one of the three dry counties in North Carolina, along with Graham and Yancey, but in March, 2009, after much controversy, the Town of Spruce Pine approved beer, wine, and ABC store sales.

The county was formed in 1861 from parts of Burke County, Caldwell County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County. It was named for Elisha Mitchell, professor of mathematics, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy at the University of North Carolina from 1818 until his death in 1857. Dr. Mitchell was the first scientist to argue that a nearby peak in the Black Mountains was the highest point east of the Mississippi River. He measured the mountain’s height and climbed and explored it. In 1857 he fell to his death on a waterfall on the side of the mountain. The mountain was subsequently named Mount Mitchell in his honor.

Source: Wikipedia.

Mitchell County Genealogy Resources

Mitchell County NCGenweb Site

Mitchell County NCGenWeb Archives

Mitchell County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Bakersville, NC 28705

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(covers Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties)

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Mitchell County Government

Official Mitchell County site
Mitchell County Government Site

Census

1870 Agricultural Census Transcription

1880 Agricultural Census Transcription

1890 Special Census Transcription

1900 Federal Census Transcription – Red Hill Township

Mitchell County Cemeteries

USGS Listing of Cemeteries in Mitchell County, NC

Cemetery Transcriptions

Mitchell County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Mitchell County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and Towns in Mitchell County:

* Bakersville
* Spruce Pine

News related to Mitchell County, NC

“”mitchell county” nc” – Google News

New data from DEA confirms major opioid problem in some NC counties – WLOS

New data from DEA confirms major opioid problem in some NC counties  WLOS

A newly revealed Drug Enforcement Administration database confirms rural counties were hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in North Carolina. WLOS.




NC cybersecurity funds could bypass state schools, go to small college – Carolina Public Press

NC cybersecurity funds could bypass state schools, go to small college  Carolina Public Press

Several state schools also have federally recognized cybersecurity programs, but legislators have proposed funding for Montreat College in Buncombe County.




NC Mineral and Gem Festival now in 60th year – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

NC Mineral and Gem Festival now in 60th year  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

SPRUCE PINE – This year marks the 60th anniversary of the NC Mineral and Gem Festival in Spruce Pine welcoming rock.




North Carolina could finally expand medicaid – scalawagmagazine.org

North Carolina could finally expand medicaid  scalawagmagazine.org

Republican lawmakers are battling North Carolina’s Democratic governor to stop medicaid expansion, even though their constituents need it the most.




Larsen named ‘Mountain Democrat of the Year’ in 11th Congressional District – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

Larsen named ‘Mountain Democrat of the Year’ in 11th Congressional District  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

SPRUCE PINE – Howard Larsen is on a quest to become one of Western North Carolina’s more well-known Democrats. Larsen attended the 2016 Democratic …




Mitchell County arrest report – Spruce Pine Mitchell News

Mitchell County arrest report  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

BAKERSVILLE – The following arrests took place between Sunday, May 19, and Sunday, May 26, according to reports on file at the Mitchell County Sheriff’s …


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